And the Winner Is…

Thanks to everyone who responded to my Labor Day newsletter. I’m happy to announce the recipient of the ebook versions of Rabbit Trail: How a Former Playboy Bunny Found Her Way and Slippery Slopes: A Libby Landis Novel is Ann Cosma. Congratulations, Ann! Kindle book gift notifications are being sent to your email address. Enjoy!

Speaking of notifications, today I’ll receive the results of last Friday’s pop quiz. Remember that feeling when a teacher said “put away your books and papers”? There are no grades for the intensive Portuguese language at Coimbra University we’re taking, which was designed to assist incoming students in becoming proficient so they can understand their other classes. I merely want to speak better in daily life. But with the announcement of a test, I felt my heart rate increase along with the room temperature. Some things never change.

Whatever the coming week brings for you, I hope it’s stress-free, filled with learning, and something fun to read. As Henry Wadsworth Longfellow said:

“The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books.”

Coimbra LibraryCoimbra University Joanine Library. Photo credit: Paulo Mendes


About Tricia Pimental

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Tricia Pimental's second memoir, A Movable Marriage, has received 5 Star reviews from both Epic Book Quest and Readers' Favorite. It's available on Amazon in both Kindle ( and print ( versions. She is also the author of two Royal Palm Literary Award Competition-honored books: Rabbit Trail: How a Former Playboy Bunny Found Her Way, and Slippery Slopes. Other work has appeared in International Living Magazine; A Janela, the quarterly magazine of International Women in Portugal; and anthologies compiled by the Florida Writers Association and the National League of American Pen Women. A member of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and a former Toastmaster, Ms. Pimental resides in Portugal. She can be reached at and on Twitter @Tricialafille.
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8 Responses to And the Winner Is…

  1. How wonderful it must feel to be studying in such a magical setting. You can breathe in the history of the world in that room. Imagine all the ghosts floating in those rooms waiting to be discovered.

  2. sallyann says:

    Dennis will want to see this library when we come! It’s very “old world.” I’m sure you did great on your pop quiz!

  3. Ninette Bravo says:

    But, then too, I will miss your posts!!

       “Life isn’t about how to survive the storm, but how to DANCE IN THE RAIN!”

  4. Ninette Bravo says:

    Now, that is my kind of library – wow!!!!

  5. If you go to Providence, Rhode Island, go to the Athenaeum near Brown University ( Not as majestic as this, but a favorite cozy antique spot nonetheless.

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